11/05/12 130 W, 2 I - + 5 - 2 Town Trucks


As discussed in this thread from the other day. Top is Garner's 1958 Ford/American LaFrance pumper. Note "municipally owned" on the door. This was Garner's "town truck" at the time. Bottom is Knightdale's 1963 (?) Chevy/Darley pumper. Says "Town Truck 1" on the door. Cropped from a larger photo and thus the blur. Looking through my archives, didn't see such labels on trucks from Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest, Wendell, or Zebulon. Probably because each had a municipal fire department that pre-dated the rural department. (Those trucks just read, say, "Town of Apex" or "Apex Fire Department" instead of "Apex Rural Fire Department.) Versus Garner and Knightdale, which were private corporations that provided municipal fire protection. Click to enlarge:
 







  
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